Human Nature

Meet the person behind hand selecting millions of square feet of wood veneer each year for Steelcase customers.

Sensor Data Aids in $1 Million Redesign Decision

With their staff nearly doubling in less than five years, One Workplace’s Santa Clara showroom and work environment was starting to feel cramped. Faced with a renovation that could cost over $1 million, they enlisted Steelcase’s Workplace Advisor to help them make a data-driven decision about how they could best use their space. Some of the results are surprising.

SILQ Talks: Wood without Trees

Forests take hundreds of years to grow. Flax takes 100 days. Lingrove CEO Joe Luttwak joined SILQ Talks to share his breakthrough in material science. Lingrove is a materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins — creating a material that looks like wood, but is stronger, lighter and more moldable. SILQ Talks celebrate boundary-pushing ideas inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair. Watch past episodes.

How Beth Comstock Survived the ‘F’ Word in Business

Beth Comstock, former GE Vice Chair and CMO, tells us how to thrive in the midst of failure, the “F” word in business. The self-described “changemaker in chief” shares stories from her book Imagine It Forward, how she gets her crazy ideas and what trends she’s watching right now.

The Business Value of Joy

Who do you serve and what does delight look like for them? Menlo Innovations CEO and co-founder Richard Sheridan says these are the questions that have helped his team create an agile place to work filled with joy. Listen to discover the business value of joy. Interested in agile? Explore Transforming IT at Steelcase: An Agile Case Study.

Celebrating 10 Years of Coalesse

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Coalesse, General Manager Lew Epstein, explores the company’s history creating furnishings for the modern workplace. Plus, glimpse the brand’s future which includes the Coalesse Design Group’s move to Munich and a deep-dive into concepts like wellbeing and customization. Discover more about the 10 Years of Coalesse.

TED-Inspired SILQ Winner Tells Stories with Music

Spotify’s Angie Romero won a limited-edition TED-inspired SILQ chair. Now, she shares with us how she puts herself in a creative state of mind.

SILQ Talks: Turning Trash Into Value

SILQ Talks celebrate and share innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share boundary-pushing ideas. FluidSolids’ Beat Karrer tells us how his Zurich-based company takes waste and turns it into something that looks like plastic, but is recyclable and compostable. Watch more in SILQ Talks.

Happiness at Work: Lessons from Home

From clearing the table to picking up your dirty socks, what lessons from home can teach us about our experience at work.